Carlow rower Cliodhna Nolan finished fourth in the LW1x A Final at the U23 World Championships in the Czech Republic over the weekend.
The local woman faced tough competition with crews from Italy, Russia, Greece, Germany, and Austria at the event in Racice.
She finished ahead of the German and Austrian boats to take fourth place with a final time of 07:59.63.
Battling towards the front
Clíodhna had four days of tough racing and came through two heats and a semi-final to earn her place in the ‘A’ final of the lightweight women’s sculls.
In the final, she fought hard and came from 6th to 4th place.
Despite not getting a medal this year (she won gold in the double last year) her place in the A final means that she is fourth in the world in her category.
It’s a remarkable feat despite being off the water due to the COVID restrictions for much of this year, training on a rowing machine.